Even though Ultra Violet was selected as Pantone’s “Color of the Year” for 2018, its popularity and magnetism hasn’t wavered as we moved into the new year. Enigmatic purples were actually brought to the forefront of pop culture years ago with help from various music legends. Jimi Hendrix, Prince and David Bowie were all preferential shades of Ultra Violet because it communicates individuality. Above all, this unique color symbolizes artistic brilliance.
Remember mood rings? Depending on the color of the stone in the ring, the wearer’s supposed mood could be determined. That being said, could this same principal be applied when it comes to fashion? As a child I associated the color purple with the magical (and now creepy) dinosaur – Barney. As a result, it has never been a favorite of mine. It wasn’t until recently when I paid a visit to The Elizabeth Chronicles and found this Ultra Violet midi-skirt that my viewpoint changed.
I’ve always been fascinated with how the brain works and its influence on the decisions we make. Lately I’ve been striving for some originality in my own life as it relates to my career. I’m so inspired by people who push boundaries with their creative outlets that it challenges me to do the same. You may be reading this and saying, “chill Brit… it’s just a purple skirt”. However, maybe my draw to this color is a reflection of what’s going on internally. Ultra Violet symbolizes inventiveness and imagination – attributes I presently strive for. Although sometimes subtle, fashion is a means of self-expression and it can tell us a lot about a person. This is one of the main reasons why fashion has always been a passion of mine and how it connects so many of us!